Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You've Got the Right Stuff....

Happy Wednesday!

Today is a VERY happy Wednesday for me...I am going to the NKOTBSB concert tonight!!! Woohooo!!  Which means I will NOT have time for my Insanity or P90X tonight (work til 5, then concert immediately after)...But no worries!  I will be dancing like a fool ALL NIGHT and burning calories like crazy :) honor of the fun night that I have ahead of me...he is an article about burning calories!!

How Many Calories Do You Burn?

Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, playing soccer, or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active.

For health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous and add up to at least 30 minutes a day.

Some physical activities are not intense enough to help you meet the recommendations. These include walking at a casual pace, such as while grocery shopping, and doing light household chores. Although you are moving, these activities do not increase your heart rate, so you should not count these towards the 30 or more minutes a day that you should strive for.

Moderate physical activities include:

     •Walking briskly (about 3 ½ miles per hour)
     •Gardening/yard work
     •Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
     •Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)
     •Weight training (general light workout)

Vigorous physical activities include:
     •Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)
     •Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)
     •Swimming (freestyle laps)
     •Walking very fast (4 ½ miles per hour)
     •Heavy yard work, such as chopping wood
     •Weight lifting (vigorous effort)
     •Basketball (competitive)

How many calories does physical activity use?

A 130-pound woman will use up about the number of calories listed doing each activity below. Those who weigh more will use more calories, and those who weigh less will use fewer. The calorie values listed include both calories used by the activity and the calories used for normal body functioning.

Approximate calories used by a 130-lb. woman in 1 hour

Moderate physical activities:
  • Hiking 350
  • Dancing 265
  • Golf (walking and carrying clubs) 265
  • Light gardening/yardwork 236
  • Bicycling (less than 10 mph) 236
  • Walking (3 ½ miles per hour) 224
  • Weight training (light workout) 177
Vigorous physical activities:

  • Running/jogging (5 mph) 472
  • Bicycling (12 to 14 mph) 472
  • Basketball (competitive) 472
  • Swimming (slow freestyle laps) 413
  • Aerobics 413
  • Walking (4 ½ miles per hour) 371
  • Weight lifting (vigorous effort) 355

And of COURSE, in honor of the awesome video :)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Yay! Another Bombshell!! I just LOVE you girls - you are too freaking cute! And you always have great info (like the burning calories article - LOVE).
I hope you had a blast at the concert! Tell me all about (and yes, I expect pictures).